The Observatory is the highlight of Griffith J. Griffith's contribution to Los Angeles. The construction of this art deco ... More
The Observatory is the highlight of Griffith J. Griffith's contribution to Los Angeles. The construction of this art deco observatory was completed in the early 1930s and has since undergone a major renovation which has enameled it as one of Southern California's most popular landmarks. The Observatory's state-of-the-art Samuel Oschin Planetarium blasts off amazing light shows providing a visual feast for the eyes. Notwithstanding the new technology, simply walk outside and the observatory provides outstanding views of the area during both day and night. Anyone even vaguely interested in astronomy will find the exhibits and planetarium shows fascinating. Griffith Observatory is of interest to film fans because it was the site where the unforgettable climax of Rebel Without a Cause starring James Dean was filmed.
Take the trip! It's worth it, specially with a couple. Enjoy every sunset while you are in L.A. See the stars closer than in Holywood. What the f... Get up early in the morning and go over the hills. Don't forget a camera for the views are amazing.
What are you waiting for!! This place is unique. Get inside the observatory and experience an earthquake for real or take a look to the sky, if lucky you might see Orion. Agents J or K might be there to give you the tour.
Disfruta tu viaje and if I may, the next place to visit is the placita Olvera, better known as Olvera Street, a Mexican atmosphere
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Before preparing for this journey find out if the Observatory is still under remodeling. It was scheduled to be reopen the Summer of 2005, for hiking and hanging around it was still open.
Currently under construction as of Oct 5, 2005.
The Griffith Observatory is a fun and educational experience. You've got to to the Planetarium.
The views from the lookout deck and roof are great. There's also an entrance to the Griffith Park hiking trails nearby. If you're the adventurous type, take the trail to the Hollywood sign!
I really loved the Observatory. This is where I went to be alone and just look at the stars. It was an amazing place and I wish I was there now. I also wish I could have taken my children, they probably would have loved it. It was on top of a large hill and it made me feel as if I was on top of the world. I was Queen of the Universe and no one could look down on me or mistreat me because I had the world in my hands. It has a great history of the Universe and you learn so much. I catch myself every now and again going on the internet just to look at the stars and the planets. It was a great experience. A nice place to visit and pass time.
You could just sit at home and look up pictures of celestial bodies on the web, but wouldn't you rather see them for yourself? The Griffith Observatory really is an interesting experience. When you peer through the telescope, you actually are seeing something that may not have been seen like this ever before, or ever again. I used to love this place when my parents took me as a kid, and I still think it's worth seeing if you have a free night.
Griffith Observatory is a great place to go and be a part of something bigger (like the universe). Located in Griffith park, you get to see one of the most beautiful spots in the Los Angeles area, and then check out what's going on directly above... it's a no-lose scenario!
For many years I've enjoyed not only the short but exhilarating drive up the hill; but the destination and grounds themselves. I've witnessed planets, stars, comets, light shows, and have touched the wonder of the universe as my face met the eyepiece of the giant telescope.
The observatory,I have seen, is somewhat of a social institution to many segments of the youth of Los Angeles. It's a meeting place for friends to see each other, and have a healthy good time. Whole families tour and picnic. Children become educated, or at least experience something that opens their eyes with something awesome and unforgettable. Couples can relax as they tour the grounds in each other's company.
One day I used 3 rolls of film from the observation deck on a single, staggeringly beautiful sunset, while snapping the panorama of the entire city of Los Angeles. If you heven't been, take your family; take your friends!
Learning, touching, seeing, alittle of everything that the whole family can do. Everyone can learn about space. Look up into the stars and night. Most especially you can see the city of Los Angeles in the bright blue skys over head
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